Legal free-to-view online TV and film sites ?

Please can you suggest legal sites where one can view films and TV without requiring a TV licence.

Presumably there is loads of free content out there, but my knowledge doesn't extend beyond YouTube at present.

Thank you kindly.


  • Cornucopia
    Cornucopia Posts: 16,134
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    edited 14 July 2020 at 11:23AM
    C4 have a good number of films on All4 these days.  There are presently 35 including recent big titles, world cinema and Film 4 favourites.   The All4 back-catalog of TV is massive, with most of C4's original comedy series from over the years, and most of their own drama productions, too.

    Youtube has masses of content - just when you think you've found everything in a particular category, another channel pops up.

    I'm not that familiar with DailyMotion, but it also has a quantity of old TV.  

    If you have a Roku device (including Now TV hardware) you can access Roku TV.  

    There's also the video offering of Plex.

    If you have access to C5's My5, that includes a portfolio of about a dozen different video-on-demand channels.

    Also UKTV player.
  • pphillips
    pphillips Posts: 1,631
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    There is plenty of free content on ITV Hub, All4, My5 and UKTV Play.
  • coffeehound
    coffeehound Posts: 5,594
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    Many thanks.  Funny but I didn't even think of the established TV channels as I associate them with needing a licence to view  
  • eljmayes
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    PlutoTV is an app that provides hundreds of channels with minimal ads.

    Lots of content on there, not top level but it’s certainly another option.
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